(NEW YORK) — The Yankees are definitely interested in resigning free agent second baseman Robinson Cano, but not if he continues to demand a 10-year contract worth $310 million.
“We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific,” Yankees president Randy Levine said Tuesday. “But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about.”
According to sources, Cano’s agents, Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA and hip-hip mogul Jay Z, were continuing to demand that their client receives the richest contract in baseball history.
The Yankees have already made an offer to Cano, believed to be in the area of between five and seven years for around $160 million, but neither sides have budged after that.
The 31-year-old Cano batted .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBIs this past season with the Yankees.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire